Home is where the heart is. Yet many of us fall out of love with our homes from time to time. We can get bored extremely quickly, and our homes can start to feel a little lackluster if not refreshed or reinvented every few months or so. When we feel like our homes need reinventing, many tend to think of lengthy and expensive home renovation plans.
But giving your home a new lease of life does not always require builders knocking walls through or the use of power tools.
There are several ways that we can make a house feel renewed and refreshed without making drastic structural changes. So whatever your reasons for wanting to reinvent your home, below are several ways you could do so without renovating.
A Thorough Spring Clean Goes a Long Way
You’d be surprised at how much of a difference having a deep clean can make to your home. Even the cleanest looking homes could do with a throughout clean out every now and again. Spend a couple of hours on a room that you’ve recently fallen out of love with, making sure to pay attention to places such as inside cupboard drawers or underneath furniture that usually gets forgotten about.
Investing in the correct tools for the job will mean there’s no need to hire professional cleaners, and having good quality cleaning equipment is especially important for homes that have small children or pets. Companies like BISSELL have a large range of vacuum cleaners that have been specifically designed to remove pet hair and help keep your floors and carpets looking their best for longer.
Rearrange Your Furniture
Rearranging your furniture is an excellent way of giving your space a new lease of life without the need to make permanent changes. Moving furniture can make a room look and feel considerably larger without the need to spend any money whatsoever. When moving furniture to give the room a more open and airy feel, consider moving your furniture a couple of inches away from the wall or group your pieces to create different zones throughout the space.
Rugs are also a great way of creating different zones or paths within a room. When adding rugs to any room, it’s essential to choose the correct rug size for the area. When laying a rug in order to anchor pieces of furniture, then ensure the front legs of the furniture sit on top of the rug, if not the whole piece.
Rearrange Art and Other Decorative Items
Artworks and other purely decorative items are often the pieces that add the most character and personality to our homes. But if your favorite pieces aren’t moved and rearranged from time to time, they could begin to blend into their surroundings instead of being a feature. Switching up your artwork could help you fall back in love with your home and give individual rooms an entirely new vibe. If your collection consists of mainly large items that are more difficult to relocate, then instead play with smaller pieces around them. Doing so could draw attention to certain colors or textures that may have been less noticeable previously.
Update Your Soft Furnishings
If it’s within your budget, one of the quickest and simplest ways to reinvent your home without renovations is by investing in some new soft furnishings. Adding items such as cushions, throws, and curtains will add color, pattern, and texture to a room without having to invest too much time or effort into the project. This is an excellent option rental properties as it allows renters to add their own sense of style to space without making drastic permanent changes to the property.
When buying soft furnishings, it’s essential to consider which items are worth investing in. Spend less on items that feature trend driven colors, patterns, and textures as they may become outdated over time. Spend a little more on high-quality basics that can be mixed and matched with your more inexpensive purchases.
Experiment With Removable Wallpaper and Decals
Removable wallpaper and wall decals could help you add a statement to any room and are often easy to install, inexpensive, and, best of all, temporary. Again, this is an excellent option for those wanting to add decoration to a rental property without causing irreversible damage to the walls.
Removable wallpaper is also a good choice for those who may want to experiment with different colors or patterns, yet don’t want to commit to permanent changes. Simply peel and stick to cover a single wall or the entire room to add instant visual interest. Creating a feature wall in a room could shift your focus onto an area that may otherwise be overlooked and will, therefore, give the room an entirely new feel.
Upgrade Your Hardware
The kitchen and bathrooms can often be tricky rooms to reinvent. Not only are the layouts challenging to change, but the walls and floors are usually tiles which are expensive to replace. But if you’re handy with a screwdriver giving these rooms a facelift can be a lot cheaper and more comfortable than you may think. Consider buying new handles in order to give your cabinetry an update. Although this may seem like a subtle change, it can be an ingenious way to make your mark and inject your personality into these very functional areas of the home.
Door and cupboard handle come in a massive array of different styles, material, shapes, and sizes and are usually much cheaper than if you were to replace cabinet doors. If you’re looking for something truly unique, then look for hardware in antique shops, auction sites, or charity shops. This trick is also perfect if you’re looking to update the furniture in other rooms throughout the house.
Hopefully, the above tips have given you some inspiration on how to reinvent your house. Refreshing your interior and giving your rooms a more personal touch doesn’t have to be overcomplicated, expensive, or require major renovations. With a little creativity, you can quickly and easily add character to any space and make your home feel more like, well, you.